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Seven new organisations have joined the Amsterdam-based ZDHC coalition of brands and industry bodies that have set up a joint roadmap towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the leather, footwear and textile supply chains by 2020.
During July 2016 to February 2017 leather and leather products exports have witnessed a decline to around 6.36 percent to US $8.2 billion, which is certainly alarming and this trend could be more negative at the time of conclusion of financial year June 2017, said executive members of Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA).
Automotive seating supplier Lear Corporation reported sales of USD5 billion in the first quarter of 2017, a 7% improvement compared to the same period of last year, reports Leatherbiz.
One of the main public awareness campaigns and law enforcement actions that prohibits the use of the term "synthetic leather" in Brazil is underway once again. Another edition of the Leather Law Blitz (Blitz Lei de Couro), coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), will cover wholesale traders in the Brás and Bom Retiro regions of São Paulo state up until the end of April, verifying communication with brands and retailers in reference to articles made of leather or synthetic materials.
Billy Tannery, a UK-based tannery that will specialise in goat hides, has launched its website in preparation for a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter that will allow it to sell its first products, reports Leatherbiz.